AESOP would like to thank the University of Aveiro - Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences for the successful organization of the 2017 AESOP PhD Workshop.
The Workshop, with the theme Spaces for dialog for places of dignity: challenges for planning research took place from the 5th to the 8th of July 2017 in Aveiro.

We also wish to express a very special thanks to Paulo Silva, Chair of the Local Organising Committee, and to the co-Chairs Teresa Fidélis and Artur Rosa Pires for all their work and dedication to the organization of the 2017 AESOP PhD Workshop as well as to Aoife Doyle (Young Academics Network), Carlos RodriguesEduardo Anselmo de CastroFernando NogueiraFrederico Moura e SáGonçalo SantinhaJoão Lourenço MarquesJosé Carlos Mota and José Manuel Martins for their contribution to the success of this event. 

A special acknowledgment also goes to the Workshop Mentors Patsy Healey, Huw Thomas, Lia Vasconcelos, Ben Davy, Alessandro Balducci, Nurit Alfasi and Stephany Dühr, for all their generous collaboration.